Lipah Beach has soft, inviting, black sand with a vibrant coral reef just off the beach. Divers give it various names where it is also known as Banyuning Beach and Pondok Vienna Beach. Expect to see a variety of fascinating sea inhabitants here, besides picturesque fishing villages. Located on Bali’s east coast, Lipah Beach boasts of calm and clear water where diving and snorkeling can be fun and exciting. Ideal for those in search of a laid back destination to relax, Lipah Beach is where visitors can enjoy a variety of activities while experiencing nature’s beauty. The locals are very friendly with fishing villages providing a rustic atmosphere while being comfortable as well. Little children greet the visitors enthusiastically with a smile.
The main attraction of Lipah Beach would be the magnificent coral reef just off the beach, where visitors can see a variety of both soft and hard corals along with various marine life. The variety of marine life includes butterflyfish, angelfish and trumpet fish. Snorkeling is made more fun with the abundance of marine life where there are various vendors on the beach renting snorkeling equipment. Those who opt for more leisure activities can hire a moped to explore the fishing villages that surround Lipah Beach. The nearby Japanese Wreck in Banyuning Village is yet another site for snorkeling. The waters are relatively calm, and visibility is generally excellent for great snorkeling. It is a beautiful sight underwater with the propellers covered with huge gorgonian fans and sponges with schools of small reef fish and nudibranchs swimming around the wreck. If in luck, the elusive pygmy seahorses can be spotted.